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of the 16th street baptist church ibirmingham 50 years ago which served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement. in addition, mr. speaker, we'll take up h.r. 1549, the helping sick americans now act. this bill authored by representatives joe pitts, michael burgess, and ann wagner, will help americans with pre-existing conditions obtain insurance coverage without delay. we'll also consider h.r. 527, the responsible helium administration and stewardship act, a bipartisan bill sponsored by chairman hastings. this legislation applies free market principles to future sales from the federal helium reserve and will protect thousands of american jobs. i thank the gentleman. i yield back. mr. hoyer: i thank the majority leader for the information for next week. i would observe that he and i co-chaired, honorary co-chairs, john lewis the chair, our leader, along with terry sewell and spencer bachus and congresswoman roby, delegation, to march across the ed mupped pet tiss bridge to recognize -- edmund pettus bridge to recognize the voting rights act and the acts that led up to that. the goad med
sometimes takes a long time to pass, civil rights legislation, health care reform. what remains to be seen is if there is the power and solidarity and commitment of people saying we are going to make this a decade's long crusade to get something done. that sometimes is the formula to get things passed through congress. illinois, independent line, good morning. caller: my comment about immigration and the news media is that the news media abuse everything through the political process. it is always about the eternal elections, who is ahead, who is behind, who is going to benefit. i wish the media would spend more time covering the american people. what is going on with real people in america? i recommend you get out of the beltway, get out of manhattan, and see how real americans live. the big problem in america is our trade laws, or open borders, driving down the wage levels in america. average american people are having a very difficult time making a living. the idea that you can open up immigration and let millions and millions of people into this country is asinine. corporate media like
. you would not have had it and not a series of civil rights pieces of sieve legislation pass given the way this senate operates. >> it's about leadership. david? >> i agree. >> on both sides of pennsylvania avenue -- >> we have had arguments on this show before about barack obama. i'm disappointed in him. i think he wasn't strong enough. i agree with, sadly, with maureen's column. >> i go back to what an ambassador from the middle east told me in year one about president obama. i thought he was extraordinarily moving at the state of the union. but said from the mistake they make, richard, i'm sure you heard this a lot. mistake they make at the white house in twine they blebelieve speech is the end instead of the speech the mean to get to the end. you start there. but you have to do the lyndon johnson, the george w. bush which is -- >> you think they are. the most salient fact in maureen's column is the person they are sending up to the hill is practically invisible. they think they are bending ears and doing politics but it's so ineffectual the result is what the result was. >> i'v
a reflection from the chair of the new england interfaith council and the civil rights outreach director of the american islamic -- the american isla mic congress. >> in the name of god, the most compassionate and most merciful, mr. president, governor patrick, mayor menino, and fellow citizens, we are gathered together to mourn the loss of life in a criminal attack on our community. what happened on monday has shocked and horrified us, but it has also brought us together. i ask you to share the message my my community's culture.-- , community scripture. i want tcisa t ld i was living at the time in damascus, syria. one afternoon while walking back home from school, i experienced the terror of a car bomb that exploded on my route. i will never forget the sound of the blast, the rush of hy, and the anger and the fear. these feelings returned on monday. it is a line from the muslim holy scripture, the passage declares it is inspired by the jewish tradition, that "whoever kills a soul, it is as if he had killed mankind entirely, and whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved all of mankind.
him of constitutional rights is preposterous. the supreme court has spoken to this after the civil war and when the courts habeas n the right of corpus couldn't be suspended. 'm a soldier and when you misuse the laws of war you endanger people like me on the battlefield. there are instances when combatants.re enemy this is not one of them. about no one is talking depriving anybody of constitutional rights. the miranda warning says you amendment right. if the information you provide, information this may save lives prevent terrorist acts in the future, can't be used not in you, you are danger of self-incrimination. used it would is still be habeas corpus right. so what we are saying and what he is saying and i think it is rong there is no such thing as global jihadist movement. i think the evidence of that is we will treat d somebody who commits an act of brutal terrorism as a criminal them to lawyer up and say don't say a word, information,hem any we will deal later and i think i think this is illful blindness and reckless in regard to the people who may foruture.ctims in the guest: re
that determination, then why wouldn't we let, you know, right-wing sue prem civils who actually killed killed approximately 200 americans in 2012 make that determination for us. make sort of we are in a grandiose environment, we are warriors as opposed to common criminals who should be should be investigated and based on that investigation prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? many people have made grandiose claims about wanting to be in a war. how that ends up getting decided is based on facts on the ground. it is based on law and facts not on suppositions or on the grandiose claims of people who would like to be bigger than they are. >> host: him ma shamsi with the aclu, american civil libertis. and cliff may, foundation for defense of democracies. he writes a weekly column distributed by scripps howard news service and contributes to nationalreview.online, townhall.com among other publications a lot of folks want to talk to you. let's get back to the lines. charles, wood bridge, virginia, republican, go ahead. >> caller: thanks. you know i am a republican and i am an american obviou
of it, it would have allegedly violated the amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. walking down an american city, the threat. the background check a dastardly attack on civil liberties. >> stephanie: interesting stuff. >> more than 30,000 americans i don't in gun violence every year compared to the 17 who died last year in terrorist attacks. >> stephanie: i don't know if you've seen this on facebook. picture of dzhokhar. >> stephanie: it is like a batman movie. cone heads and batman are melding in my head. so yes, there is a picture of him. the guy in the hospital. became an american citizen on september 11th, 2012, let's pass the immigration bill. somebody posted yeah, about that. adam lanza born a u.s. citizen catholic caucasian slaughtered 26. jared loughner, slaughtered six wounded 12 tucson. james holmes, born a u.s. citizen, slaughtered 12 in aurora. klebold, both caucasians, wounded 24, columbine. eric rudolph christian caucasian, slaughtered two. tim mcveigh born a u.s. citizen, roman catholic, slaughtered 168, wounded over 800 in oklahoma city. >> will they stop at noth
him right before he was injured. i read that in a newspaper on sunday. , we need thents information. we are at war and they are guilty. .bsolutely enemy combatants host: here is the american civil liberties union releasing a statement on this subject on saturday. that's the american civil liberties union. we will be discussing this issue and taking your calls for the next half hour on the washington journal wrote. we want to give your preview of this week on congress. we are joined by steven dennis of roll call. guest: it's great to be here. tell us about the highlights this week including immigration hearing at 10:00. guest: with another immigration hearing inhe sene judiciy.il mo, basically. expandede who oppose immigration rights will be keeping the focuwhether or not jobs are going to be lost. senator jeff sessions has been leading the fight against more immigration, legal or illegal, by basically saying that if you , that willmmigrants take jobs away from low-skilled american workers and drive their wages down. you also have this bipartisan compromise now. so you will have a lo
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